(Nite-Club Records, Hollywood, CA, 1978)
Thanks to Collin for laying this on us!
ROCK N ROLL REFUGEE
Gee, with all the BRAIN LAPSE featured content lately you’d think I had too many marijuanas and blew all my dough on hot bananas and hamburger cream. And if that last sentence is incompressible to you, you must, of course, buy the magazine.
One I didn’t review, but love all the same is the second single by THE LONE ROCKER: LARRY LAZAR - a 45 which is already a top hit with vacant canines everywhere!
The 70s New Wave Explosion - much like the British Invasion - inspired singers, talkers, players, swingers and doer’s from all sides of life to come out of the concert halls and into the street. The street our Larry landed on must have been the curb in front of Rodney’s English Disco. And despite the party being four years dead, the Lone Rocker’s gonna rave on! Backed by the rhythm section of the feted Hollywood Stars (one crappy LP on Arista; one entirely unreleased LP for CBS), Lazar hammers out danger, warning and love between his rock/roll brothers and his sisters in what can only be described as THEE ULTIMATE genre collision of Kim Fowley, Lou Reed and Neil Diamond from a guy who looks like Eric Idle's ugly cousin! Total D.I.Y. street level, lounge-punk intrusions that are so late for the trend they’re practically five years ahead of their time!
Not buying it? Take one look at Larry’s live set-up - carrying the message to all the kids on the street in his own VERY home-made t-shirt and two practice amps hanging from a gun-belt - and tell me you’re not sold. …then listen to ’Rock ’N’ Roll Refugee’ and tell me you’d rather listen to the Weirdos.
ALL TIME LEADING LARRY’S:
1. LARRY ZBYSZKO!
2. LARRY LAZAR!
THE LONE ROCKER: GET BEHIND HIM BEFORE HE GETS PAST YOU!